Captain Steve Sabo - What to Do When There is a Fire in Your Home

Waking up to a fire in your home is a terrifying experience, and it’s imperative that you know how to respond quickly. Taking the right steps can be the difference between life and death, and it’s important that both you and your family know how to proceed.

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  1. Before a fire even occurs, develop a plan of action with your family. Decide on a route that everyone will use to exit your home.
  2. In the event of a fire, get everyone in the house together by shouting directions. Be sure that everyone in your home understands what’s happening and what to do next. Stay together if you can.
  3. Do not, for any reason, stop to collect items of any sort. Losing family heirlooms and valuables is difficult, but it’s simply not worth endangering yourself and others.
  4. If dense smoke is filling the house, exit your home by crawling on the ground. Smoke rises, and inhaling too much of it is incredibly toxic.
  5. Do not open doors that are warm to the touch. Test each door before opening because it’s highly possible that there is fire on the other side.
  6. If it’s not possible to exit through your previously decided-upon route, locate a window and open or break it, minding any jagged edges with whatever clothing or fabric you can find.
  7. If an escape is impossible, shut yourself and everyone else into a room and use whatever materials you can to seal the door shut to minimize smoke inhalation until help comes. Use a phone if available or call for help through a window.

Retired Captain Steve Sabo is a certified firefighter and wants to ensure that your family remains safe in a fire. He worked for the Englewood Police Department as a police captain and detective for over thirty years.

Captain Steve Sabo - The Basics of Barbecue

Many consider barbecue to be an art form. Picking perfect cuts of meat, preparing sides and fixings, and pairing with the perfect sauces is a tradition that exists in numerous family units in the United States, especially during summertime and holidays. Buying your first barbecue is an exciting investment, and it can take some time to familiarize yourself with your new machine. To begin barbecuing like a professional at the start, consider the following:

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1. It is necessary that you preheat your barbecue, whether it’s gas or charcoal, with the lid open. Let a charcoal grill heat up for about twenty minutes. A gas grill does not need as much time. Ten minutes should suffice.

2. After your first time barbecuing, be sure to clean your grill with a wire brush each time you fire it back up. Use a high-heat oil and grease the grill to ensure that your food won’t stick. Use a brush or a paper towel dipped in oil to coat the grate.

3. Use tongs to flip your meat instead of puncturing with a sharp object, such as a fork. This will seal in the juices. Ideally, only flip your meat once.

4. Though you may have been told otherwise, refrain from pressing your meat into the grill during cooking because you will lose flavor and juices.

Captain Steve Sabo, a retired police captain and criminal investigator, enjoys barbecuing with family and friends. He thinks of it as a community builder and is always ready to head out to the grill.

Captain Steve Sabo - Three Rewards of a Career in the Police Force

Choosing to become a police officer is an honorable venture, a dedication to upholding the safety and general quality of life in one’s community. Whether you’re just joining the workforce or looking for a career change, it is a given that your time and energy will be spent making a positive and lasting impact upon citizens’ lives.
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  1. A career as a police officer is tangibly rewarding. You encounter people who are grateful for your service. Children look up to you and know that you are a safe person to engage with, that you can be trusted. It’s likely that you will have numerous opportunities to increase the quality of a citizen’s life by serving justice, and at the end of the day, you may be thanked for saving a life. The stakes are high, and as a police officer, you are in a position to enact real change.
  2. As a police officer, you will be working with colleagues in an environment where trust and respect are necessary. As a result, officers tend to create tight-knit work communities in which everyone takes care of each other. Networks of those in law enforcement as a whole are often very close and invested in the success of their colleagues as well. Numerous organizations specifically seek to enrich the lives of police officers throughout the United States.
  3. Each day on the job is different. By acquiring a position in law enforcement, it’s difficult to get bored because no day will ever be the same. You will encounter new people, new situations, and at times, see action that will keep you on your toes.  

Captain Steve Sabo of Paramus, New Jersey, is a retired police captain who served with the Englewood Police Force in New Jersey for over a thirty years.

 Fishing New Jersey - Blackfish

Blackfish is a popular fish species in New Jersey. Many fishermen swear by their devotion to Blackfish because of their resilience and their tendency to stay in the area through the winter. Many fishermen call Blackfish their favorite because it allows them to fish through the winter when almost all of the other fish species have left. Blackfish actually prefer the cold waters of winter in New Jersey and typically hang around debris or rock piles. Finding Blackfish schools takes a good deal of skill and experience. They are also notorious bait stealers. In order to hook them, you have to be ready to reel them at the moment they start to nibble your lure.

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For newcomers to the New Jersey fishing scene, taking a boat charter to the ocean is the best way to find Blackfish. Experienced fishermen running these charters know where the largest concentrations of Blackfish are and can help you set your bait and hooks to catch them. The best bait for catching Blackfish is Green Crabs or Fiddler Crabs. These crabs are the Blackfish’s natural food source. These fish almost exclusively hang around shipwrecks or rocky areas, and you have to be right on top of these areas to get a nibble.

Captain Steve Sabo has fished in New Jersey for many years. He is a retired Englewood, New Jersey police officer and Detective Captain, and he says that he has enjoyed his newfound time off to go fishing in the many natural areas of New Jersey.

Going Fishing in New Jersey - Weakfish

New Jersey has many rich areas to fish in and a large amount of fish species in the area. Many people love to hit the rivers, lakes, coastline, and open ocean in search of fish. One common fish in New Jersey is Weakfish or Seatrout. Weakfish are some of the most colorful and best-tasting fish in New Jersey waters. Weakfish usually congregate in large numbers in New Jersey’s bays and rivers. Despite their name, they are difficult to find in the ocean. Their schools are unusually tight, so you will have to isolate their schools if you expect to catch any. If you do find a school of Weakfish, however, the rewards can be great. Some fishermen report catching over twenty per person when they find Weakfish schools.

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Catching Weakfish causes much debate amongst New Jersey fishermen. The most common way fishermen come up with Weakfish is by drifting sandworms from a drifting boat. Most fishermen say that using a three-way sinker and three to four-foot leader work the best. Weakfish have one of the shortest seasons in the state. They arrive in June or July and usually leave mid-September. They are among the first fish species to leave the area when the water cools.

Captain Steve Sabo has been fishing in his native state of New Jersey since he was a small child. He continued his love for fishing during his long career as an Englewood, New Jersey police officer. Now retired, Sabo says that he makes it to his favorite fishing spots as much as he can.

Lowering Your Golf Score - Tee Shots Matter

Unless you happen to be a professional golfer, you probably can’t hit the ball three hundred yards off the tee shot. Tee shots are critical on long holes because you have to cover as much ground in as little number of strokes possible. The first shot of any hole, whether you’re using a driver or not, is critical because it sets up all of your other shots. In order to make the most of your first shots, you have to develop a strong and consistent swing that places your ball favorably every time. The key to doing this consistently is quieting your swing.

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Quieting your swing is a term that professional trainers use with golfers to keep all unnecessary movement during their swing down. Most trainers will tell you that putting a proper swing on the ball takes your whole body, and they’re right. You have to have your feet placed properly, your knees bent, your arms in position, etc. But the moment between when you cock back your swing to when you hit the ball is the most critical. Your swing should be one, continuous motion in which you keep your eye on the ball and focus on hitting it exactly where you want. Only be eliminating any excess movement during that moment will you be able to consistently hit the ball the way you want.

Captain Steve Sabo worked for thirty years for the Englewood, New Jersey Police Department before retiring in 2014. He now plays golf and works in his community to find other ways of keeping it safe.

 How to Dominate Your Next Paintball Match

For serious paintballers, getting hit with a paintball causes more than physical pain, it hurts your pride and disappoints your teammates. Whether you participate in recreational paintball competitions, or serious tournaments, you want to win. Here are a few tips to help your team win consistently and avoid the pain and disappointment of defeat:

•    Know your team. The more time you spend in the field with your team, the better you will get to know all of your teammates’ strengths and weaknesses. Position yourself and your teammates in the best positions to succeed. For example, if you have a good sniper, set him or her up for success by setting traps for the opposing team and bait them into ill-advised offensives. If your team doesn’t have a sniper, you will have to be more aggressive and take the fight to the other team’s territory.

•    Know your enemy. This is an old piece of advice to tacticians that ancient Chinese warlord Sun Tzu explained in his guide to warfare, The Art of War. His advice from centuries ago still rings true. When choosing teams and equipment, notice what weaponry and personnel your opponent chooses and try figure out what tactics they will try to use on your team.

•    Devise a game plan. Based on how you think your opponent will attack you, devise a game plan that will counter their key tactics.

Captain Steve Sabo is a retired Detective Captain for the Englewood, New Jersey Police Department. He is an experienced and competitive paintballer in his spare time.

Captain Steve Sabo - The Thin Blue Line

Police officers in the United States perform a vital role in protecting the public. They have been called the "thin blue line" that protects the public from the criminal elements in society. There is even an emblem worn by many officers that symbolizes this.

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It is the responsibility of members of police departments to protect people and property by responding to emergency situations, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, pursuing and arresting criminal suspects, and rendering aid to accident victims and to those who need first aid for physical injuries. It is the police who are called upon to testify in court to present evidence in cases ranging from traffic accidents to major criminal cases.

Before any new officer is authorized to patrol an assigned area in search of suspicious activity, he or she must complete rigorous training at a police academy. Each state has different requirements for training. Many jurisdictions have their own in-house training programs that are required even after a candidate has graduated from the academy. All states have some kind of agency that sets the standards for law enforcement officers and serves as the certification or licensing authority. On average, police training lasts about eighteen weeks, and consists of many training topics. There is instruction that is in the classroom, and there is additional instruction that simulates real world situations. And after completing academy work, officers undergo a final component of training in the field, when they are assigned to a veteran training officer

Like all police officers, Steve Sabo began his career as a patrol officer, in his case with the Englewood, New Jersey Police Department. The received a series of promotions and worked his way up to the rank of Detective Captain, where his duties included overseeing all criminal investigations. He also served as a Public Information Officer to the Press, and as the Officer in Charge of internal Affairs.

Captain Steve Sabo: Paintball Basics

Paintball is a fun and exciting way for people to simulate a military firefight in conditions that get about as close as you can get without actually being in a war.

Playing paintball is safe, but it is very important for all participants to observe the same basic safety rules. First and foremost of these rules is for everyone to wear the proper protective gear. The paint pellets shot by paintball air guns travel at nearly two hundred miles an hours, and if someone is hit in an unprotected area it can leave serious bruises, or even put out an eye. Participants need to wear protective body armor and eye goggles, and everyone must treat their air guns as if they were actual firearms.

Once everyone is on the same page with the rules and regulations, then the fun begins. First, though, everyone should know the boundaries of the field they're playing on. Players should be split into equal, fair teams; if there are inexperienced players then they should be divided equally. Then, when members from both teams are at their respective bases, the battle may commence.

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A player is considered hit if a paintball leaves a paint mark about the size of a nickel or larger, anywhere on the player's body or equipment. It isn't considered a hit, though, if you get splattered by paint that hit someone next to you. Players are allowed to call out "paint check!" if they aren't sure whether they were hit. If they have been, then the hit player must raise his or her gun above the head, announce they've been hit, and leave the field.

Captain Steve Sabo is a retired police officer who enjoys playing paintball in his spare time.

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Captain Steve Sabo - The Role of the Patrol Officer

Police Department Patrol Officers are those men and women at the forefront of public safety, those who are often among the first responders to a crisis or potentially dangerous situation. These officers are responsible for patrolling assigned areas in police cars, observing for any suspicious activity.

The primary responsibilities of these patrol officers include protecting the lives and property of the public in their designated patrol area. They monitor their communities for such potential illegal activity as prostitution, drug trafficking, speeding and other motor vehicle violations, including driving under the influence. Often they must issue citations or warnings to violators. They also respond to motor vehicle accidents, help stranded motorists, and regulate traffic.

Police officers, of course, must arrest those they suspect of having committed an illegal act. Sometimes this duty requires a degree of personal judgment, as they evaluate complaints and information. If arrests are made then the officer is usually required to testify in court if there is a trial. This means they might present evidence, or act as a witness. They may have to testify in major criminal cases, or in comparatively minor traffic cases.

A major part of a police officer's job is investigating traffic accidents and other accidents, to determine what caused it and whether any crime was committed. This typically involves taking photographs of the scene, or drawing diagrams, as well as interviewing witnesses and those who were directly involved.

Captain Steve Sabo spent many years with the Englewood, New Jersey Police Department. He became a patrol officer after graduating from the Academy in 1984, and received promotions to the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Detective Captain. He investigated major crimes, and also coordinated joint investigations with outside agencies such as the FBI. He is now retired and working in Private Security.

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